Ric Orlando, Chef, Author, Owner

Ric Orlando brings an inspired blend of lust for life, outspoken passion for the flavors and ingredients of the world community, and nationally renowned cooking prowess to his roles as chef, lecturer, author, and media source. His tireless work in promoting the products, people, and beauty of the region combined with his quirky sense of…

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Paul Clarke, Author and Hospitality Professional

Paul Clarke is director of customer solutions at Datassential, a Chicago-based food and beverage insights and marketing research company that specializes in innovation. Clarke was VP sales and marketing at Sandelman for 10 years and director of marketing at Technomic prior. Early in his career, Clarke was editor at Chef magazine, read by 50,000 chefs, and a public relations executive,…

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Budgeting and Forecasting

When it comes to budgeting and forecasting it is important to be objective and realistic.  Below, you can download an excel spread sheet that we created to help you with this. This is how I would suggest using it and filling it out. Initially Fill out the “Business needs” page by determining your peak meal…

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Rob & Sarah Gartzman

Sarah & Rob Gartzman own and operate Sweetie’s Sandwich Shop, Mo Burrito, and The Biker & The Baker in Salida, Colorado. A creative pastry chef and former bike mechanic moved to the mountains from the city 7 years ago and bring upscale, quality, chef-driven menus to each of their 3 eclectic locations. Their goal is…

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Keesha O’Galdez, The Gourmet Diva

Keesha O’Galdez a New York City-based chef, healthy lifestyle advocate, founder of Gourmet Diva, Inc.  a personal chef services and Supper& Sip a pop up dining club. Her mission is to inspire and spread healthy living through private chef services, cooking classes, and wellness retreats. Chef Keesha is a graduate of the Chefs Training Program at the…

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